Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Explain Aristotle's concept of a human function

Aristoltle's Nicomacheann Ethics- Book 1

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The easiest way to understand Aristotle's understanding of the "function" (ergon) of human beings is to think of it as the things human beings do. Remember, for Aristotle, politics is the most fundamental science. For him, human beings are what they do.